VIOLET GREY: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY TRICK?
Kristie Streicher: A hair trick that I recently learned and love since I have a bob, is to use a flat iron (BaBylssPro Nano Titanium 1" U-Styler) to create natural looking waves. This iron has a smooth rounded edge that makes it easy to create slight horizontal bends in the hair.
V.G.: WHAT IS YOUR BROW MAINTENANCE PHILOSOPHY?
K.S.: Do not ever over tweeze any part of the brow.
V.G.: BROWS ARE OFTEN IGNORED BUT SHOULD DEFINITELY TAKE CENTER STAGE. WHAT'S THE BEST BROW ACCENTUATING BEAUTY LOOK?
K.S.: I love keeping super dark, full, sprout-y feathered brows. You can get away with wearing less makeup and just a pop of color on the lip.
V.G.: WHAT PIECE OF BEAUTY ADVICE DO YOU DISPENSE MOST OFTEN?
K.S.: Exercise and get a healthy amount of sun exposure. Exercising outdoors is the best thing you can do for your mind and body, it’s the best way to a beautiful, healthy glow. But always remember to wear sunscreen.
V.G.: WHICH HAIR STYLING SKILL OF ASHLEY'S DO YOU MOST COVET?
K.S.: How very badly I wish I could braid my own hair! She makes it looks so easy. When my hair was longer, she would always ask me what type of braid I wanted, and I loved giving her creative freedom. It would never be the same braid twice. Often times, she will just make up the braid as she goes— she is a true artist.
V.G.: WHAT MAKEUP TIPS HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM JENN?
K.S.: There's a lot, but one thing that stands out is the importance of blending. Foundation, concealer, eye shadow or blush, using the right tools to blend them seamlessly into the skin is the key to beautiful, natural makeup. I remember watching her softly swirl powder eye shadow flawlessly into the crease of the eyelid. Adding, as she goes.